Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC optimizes controller gameplay

 

By Posted 29 Mar 2012, 05:59

We have some important news for those of you planning to pick up the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 3. Ubisoft has confirmed that there will be support for mouse and keyboard, but they apparently recommend players on PC to use a controller instead.

In a surprising revelation, Ubisoft’s Alex Hutchinson, creative director for Assassin’s Creed 3 has spoken in a recent interview with GameSpy on how they are ‘not planning to invest’ in a keyboard and mouse setup for the PC Version of the game.

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While there will definitely be support for this, he went on to say that using a controller for the PC version will be more ideal. Naturally those who played Assassin’s Creed 2 on PC using a mouse and keyboard will object to this, but at the end of the day – the option will still be there to use mouse and keyboard if you prefer.

PC users are still in the dark on when their version will actually release. Ubisoft has committed to an October release on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but we could see a reality where the PC version actually releases around the same time as the confirmed Nintendo Wii U release.

Combine this with the infamous DRM-issues involving Assassin’s Creed games on the PC, it does seem to suggest that Ubisoft are making no secret of their priorities towards console versions. If you’re a PC gamer and a fan of Assassin’s Creed – do you have any input into the keyboard and mouse debate?

Do you find it a bit surprising that Ubisoft are recommending using a controller? Let us know your past experiences of using a keyboard and mouse on previous Assassin’s Creed games.